Tarot 101 Virtual Workshop with Cici Escobar

 

Date: Friday April 3rd

Time: 5-7pm

Investment: $25

Demystify the sacred ritual of reading Tarot Cards and learn how to use them in your daily life!

 

Join Cecilia as she guides fellow seekers on a magical journey through the Tarot. With over 8 years of experience, Cecilia teaches tart from a space of self empowerment and through a yogic lens. Join her on Leap VIRTUAL Live Friday April 3rd for this interactive workshop.

 

Course includes:

  • The basics of Tarot
  • Deck breakdown
  • Self healing as a daily practice
  • Trusting your intuition and intuitive practices
  • Basic Spreads
  • DIY Moon ceremonies
  • Using Tarot in everyday life and as part of your spiritual practice

 


The Leap VIRTUAL Live Streaming Schedule is here!  We invite you to practice with your Leap teachers from the comfort of your own home.

Are you a Leap Unlimited Monthly Member? If so you can access all live streamed classes (excluding specialty classes listed under workshops) using your membership. Just sign up anytime at least one hour in advance through Leapyoga.net

Not a Leap monthly member and want to practice with us? Leap Live drop-in classes are available for $12. Simply log in to your Leap account and register for the class you’d like to attend.

Don’t have a Leap account set up yet?  Visit us at leapyoga.net  and create your account, then click on the classes tab to purchase a single class.

This week’s Leap Live Streaming Schedule 

Monday, March 30

04:00 PM – 05:00 PM

VIRTUAL Vinyasa Flow

Amy Zilkie

Tuesday, March 31

09:30 AM – 10:30 AM

VIRTUAL Vinyasa Flow

Cici Escobar

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

VIRTUAL Kaiut Yoga

Colette Nalley

Wednesday, April 1

05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

VIRTUAL Vinyasa Flow

Timothy McCall

Thursday, April 2

09:30 AM – 10:30 AM

VIRTUAL Vinyasa Flow

Karen Miscall-Bannon

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

VIRTUAL Kaiut Yoga

Cindi Ippaso

Friday, April 3

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tarot 101 VIRTUAL Workshop

Investment: $25   Book now

Cici Escobar

Saturday, April 4

09:30 AM – 10:30 AM

VIRTUAL Vinyasa Flow

Stacy Whittingham

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

VIRTUAL Kaiut Yoga

Molly Oser

Sunday, April 5

09:30 AM – 10:30 AM

VIRTUAL Vinyasa Flow

Butch Mitchell

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

VIRTUAL Kaiut Yoga

Michéal Mitchell

 

How does the technology work to access Leap Live classes online?

1. Download Zoom here https://zoom.us/download  to the device you’ll be viewing from (iPhone, laptop, computer).

2. Register for class at  leapyoga.net under “classes”

Note: When logging in to our site be sure to use the email that you provided us when you signed up at Leap. If you’re experiencing difficulties you may have created a duplicate account. Please contact us at cindi@leapyoga.net

3. You will receive an email from FitGrid LIVE confirming you are registered for class. One hour before class starts you will receive a second email from FitGrid LIVE containing a link to join the class.

Need personal props (bolsters, blocks, straps, mats)? Just email us at info@leapyoga.net. We will have personal props available for purchase at a discounted rate while supplies last. We can arrange for you to pick up at Leap or we will deliver to you!

How do I create my sacred space at home?

It’s tempting to do things like the laundry or answer the phone when practicing yoga at home. Little things can easily interrupt your yoga practice. Creating a sacred space in your home or on the patio can make it easier to devote yourself fully to your practice and avoid being disrupted. We recommend finding a space in your home that is quiet and set up your mat/props. It can also be nice to add candles, meaningful objects, and maybe create an alter. Devote a set amount of time to your practice and stick to it. It’s way too easy to bail early when no one is watching you. Stay with it and enjoy Savasana too!

One last exciting mention…our Leap Library of prerecorded classes with your favorite Leap teachers will be available soon! Leap Unlimited Monthly Members will receive access to all prerecorded classes included with membership.

Members should join our Facebook: LEAP Yoga Members Group, at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/550946295551773/

Wish all of you peace and sending much love and gratitude,

 

 


We hope you are all staying safe and healthy at home. Much of what’s going on around us is difficult and scary yet we are also seeing a lot of inspiring stories of kindness and compassion around the world and also right here within our own community. Right here at home, Leap yogis are offering kind acts of service like making masks for healthcare workers and offering to run errands for those in need. We are deeply touched by the many stories, texts, and emails you have shared. Our hearts go out to everyone who has lost loved ones and to everyone who has lost their job. Together we will make it through.

We are checking in to make sure you’re finding time to be kind to yourself and doing what you can to maintain your mental health. Physical social distancing isn’t easy, yet as we practice this together for the benefit of all, we remain connected spiritually.

Some good ways to manage during this time of physical distancing might be to connect virtually with friends and family regularly, move your body, take walks in nature, prepare nurturing food, and find joy however you can. Maybe set a time each day to find a moment of gratitude for even the smallest of things. There is no better time to be kind to yourself and others.

Our Leap Live Classes are designed to help you stay connected to your Leap teachers and to your regular yoga practice. If the Leap Live classes don’t fit your schedule, don’t worry! Sign in anyway! We will send you a link and you can take the class anytime within the next 48 hours.

Not sure how to participate?  It’s super easy:

Just sign into your Leap Yoga account and sign up for class. 

We have several pricing options to meet your needs:

  • Virtual Drop-in $12/class
  • Virtual Monthly Unlimited Member~$109/month

Never been to Leap before, try our $39 for 30 Days for Unlimited Yoga

Are you using Class Passes?

Discounted Class Passes:

  • 30 Class Pass for $300
  • 10 Class Pass $120

(Class Passes do not expire and you can use them for regular classes at Leap when we reopen)

If you are having any difficulties with you Leap Account:

logging in, accessing your Virtual Classes or not connecting to your membership, please let us know…we will fix it…email Cindi at cindi@leapyoga.net

Stay safe and healthy friends. We love you. 


Closure Date: March 17 2020

Opening Date: TBA

We’ve started this note a few times already but words truly don’t express what is going on in our hearts. After a great deal of careful consideration we feel the best step for us to take is to close the studio temporarily to protect the health and well being of our amazing community. Our core values are power of community and connection and that is why we feel temporary closure of the studio is the most loving and responsible action we can take. As of March 17th in-person classes will be suspended temporarily.

We do not have a precise reopen date, however, we will continue to assess the containment of COVID 19 and public safety keeping you all advised as we learn more.

On a positive note, we are working on providing online classes to Leap students (this is something we’ve wanted to do for a while now so hey, we can’t think of a better time to accomplish this!). More details to come in the next couple of days.

This too shall pass and in the meantime how do we make the most of this gift of time? Dance in the rain, talk with friends and family, meditate, bake or organize your healthy recipes, get started on the spring cleaning projects, start that book you’ve been wanting to read (or write), or maybe a crafty project. Did we mention meditate?

Please watch for email updates on ways you can stay connected to your Leap family virtually and the status of our reopening. We thank you beyond measure of your continued support. You mean more to us than you can possibly imagine.

Namaste
Papa Yogi, Stacy, Cindi, Michēal and Marco

We are constantly adding information regarding our VIRTUAL class program, the studio, our community and more on both our Facebook page  and Instagram .  Visit often to stay. in touch.  VIRTUAL Class programs will start from Sunday March 22nd.  Visit. out Class Schedule to sign up!


AcroYoga 101 with Reno and Sheri

 

Date: April 3rd

Time: 6:30-8:30

Investment: $30/advance registration $35/door

 

This 2-hour workshop will give you the fundamental techniques for bringing flight and play into your acroyoga practice. While the gravity-defying postures may look nearly impossible, with the help of Reno Gorman from The Handstand Nation and Sheri House, you’ll learn the how alignment and technique make the impossible possible.

Acroyoga combines yoga with partner acrobatics, thai yoga massage, and partner yoga stretches. It’s an incredibly fun practice that requires communication, trust, and a playful attitude, while developing a heightened sense of body awareness, core stability, strength and flexibility.

This is an all levels style class. Any experience with yoga, or dance or gymnastics, is helpful though.

You DO NOT need to come with a partner – there will be plenty of other people to play with, and we always work in groups of 3 or more, so everyone will group up with others even if you do come with a partner. 

About Reno Gorman

Reno has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years, and been teaching yoga since 2012. He LOVES teaching, and has trained over 100 yoga instructors over the past 7 years. Reno has been practicing acroyoga and partner acrobatics for 8 years. He teaches acro throughout the Sacramento region regularly, and often teaches around the country and abroad at conventions and festivals. He is also one of the founding members of The Handstand Nation – teaching, performing, and playing with people of all shapes and sizes. For more info and other yoga or acro offerings, check out his website at renogorman.com

About Sheri House

Sheri has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years, and been teaching yoga since      2005.  She has been practicing acroyoga 5+ years and loves the side benefits as well as the fun of “flying.” It has taught her to be a better partner in life as well as on the mat.


Kaiut workshop, Living the Method at Leap Yoga

 

Date: August 6th to 9th, 2020

Time:

Thursday August 6th: 7.15pm-8.45pm

Friday August 7th: 10.30am-11.30am, 2.00pm-4.00pm

Saturday August 8th: 10.00am-12.00pm, 2.00pm-4.00pm

Sunday August 9th: 10.00am –12.00pm

Investment: $350 for full weekend workshop

 

We are delighted to be hosting the culmination of Francisco’s life work, Living the Method at Leap again this August.  A  long weekend immersion into the Kaiut Yoga Method. Like any living entity, this workshop is consistently evolving to meet the needs and go beyond the expectations of its participants. No two Living the Method workshops are the same as Francisco intimately designs each weekend according to the needs of attendees, their community and the environment.

Living the Method is a workshop for everybody, from those who already have practiced Kaiut Yoga method to those who have never tried before, but are looking for improvement with their well-being and health.

During the workshop, students will learn about applying the fundamental concept of the method on their lives, relating to own health (through the Kaiut logic), how to live the method, how to create a habit (making it automatic, like brushing teeth), and about how to bring it to reality.

 

Frequently asked Questions:

Is it only for teachers?  No. This event is for all people looking to improve their own health.

What do I need to bring?  Nothing. All required equipment will be supplied.

What do I wear?  Comfortable clothing.

Do I need prior Yoga experience?  No. Kaiut Yoga is designed everyone.

Can I do Kaiut Yoga with a chronic illness?  Yes. Kaiut Yoga is designed to relieve chronic pain and minimize the blockages in our systems that cause them. Individual accommodations can be made throughout the class.

Can I do Kaiut Yoga with a chronic injury, aches & pains, or stiffness?  Yes. This is not yoga that stretches the body in extraordinary ways.  Instead it works from the joints to maintain or return the body as close to its optimal functionality/mobility as possible.

What if I am no longer in my youth?  Then Kaiut Yoga is for you.

This yoga works to counteract the common biomechanical impact of aging on our bodies.

The Kaiut Method is a biomechanical yoga practice designed by Francisco Kaiut to serve the modern body and the modern mind. This format is intended to increase freedom of movement.

 

The workshop schedule:

NOTE: Our previous workshops with Francisco sold out and class sizes will be limited so sign up early to secure your space!

•Thursday August 6th: 7.15pm-8.45pm – Class & lecture/discussion $65

•Friday August 7th: 10.30am-11.30am – Class only $35

•Friday August 7th: 2.00pm-4.00pm – Class & lecture/discussion $85

•Saturday August 8th: 10.00am-12.00pm – Class & lecture/discussion $85

•Saturday August 8th: 2.00pm-4.00pm – Class & lecture/discussion $85

•Sunday August 9th: 10.00am –12.00pm – Class & lecture/discussion $85

 

SIGN UP FOR THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP: SAVE $90 when signing up for the Full Weekend workshop – $350.00

Due to the nature of this event, no refunds will be offered. Thanks for understanding!


Teaching the Prenatal Body Within Non-Prenatal Yoga Classes Prenatal Yoga Primer with Christina Martin 

 

Date: Saturday March 21st

Time: 12:30-3:30pm

Investment: $35 (please register in advance)

This 3-hour prenatal primer was designed for non-prenatal certified yoga teachers and teacher trainees.  During this module we will touch on the basic principles of integrating safe yoga modifications for Prenatal and Postnatal Students in most flow-based classes.  Acquire new insight or improve your understanding about teaching to the prenatal body within a non-prenatal yoga class.  We will discuss Pre/Postnatal anatomy, physiology, and gentle precautions as we approach the importance of “Mama” mind-body connection through labor.  Gain confidence in your abilities to integrate safe flow sequences, postures and poses, pranayama, and meditation for prenatal students in your non-prenatal classes.

This class is intended as a yoga teacher primer and does not certify or qualify teachers to instruct prenatal yoga, private prenatal clients, or prenatal specialty classes.

Come prepared to move and explore the journey into yoga from the prenatal lens.

* For Yoga Alliance Registered teachers this workshop provides 3-hours of continuing education credits. 

Christina Martin ERYT500, PRYT, YACEP,

The Art of Yoga Project, Site Director/ Los Gatos Breathe Together, Faculty Teacher Trainer

Christina is a Vinyasa based yoga teacher, and community activist.  Originally from the Bay Area, she attended UC Santa Cruz where she studied Psychology and found her love for yoga.  She began teaching yoga in 2009 and went on to receive both 200- and 500-hour certifications under the guidance of her mentor, Jennifer Prugh in 2012.  Christina obtained her PRYT (prenatal registered yoga teacher) and Doula certification from Jennifer More in 2013.  Soon after, she became the Prenatal Yoga Educator for “Breathe Together” and Joy of Yoga’s teacher training program in 2013-present.  Christina has served at-risk/ gang affiliated youth for over 17 years.  She is a Site Director for the Art of Yoga Project; which provides culturally-sensitive yoga programing to teenage girls in the juvenile justice system and underserved communities in Santa Clara and Sacramento Counties.  Christina is a yoga teacher trainer instructing Yoga & Cultural Humility; Yoga Approach to Youth Trauma; and Prenatal Yoga in studios and programs throughout Santa Clara and Sacramento Counties.

Christina is known for her ability to encompass soulful connections with her students and her community.  Her strength and passion for life is conveyed through her teachings as she aims to inspire a world where all worlds fit.


A Chakra Yin & Didgeridoo Sound Experience with Joyce Kilburg and David Blonski

 

Date: Sunday March 15th

Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Investment: $25 advance registration / $30 at the door

Description:  A chakra opening yin experience with blissful sound healing. This specialty class will end with a delicious chakra healing from David and his amazing didgeridoo. Don’t miss this magical event with Joyce and David.

 


Gather the Light Kirtan with The Earth & Spirit Band

 

Date: Sunday March 8th

Time: 1:30-3pm

Investment: $20/advance registration $25/door

(sliding scale payments available for anyone in need)

Description: Join Gaya and her Earth and Spirit Band for an afternoon of soul soaring and song. Revel in grooves of harmonium, tabla, synthesizer, guitar and flute and share your voice in the call and response of new and ancientchants. Let the light pour in! No previous experience necessary.

 


Ayurveda Made Simple with Kim Stanford

Date: Saturday March 7th

Time: 12:30-3:30pm

Investment: $30/early registration $39/door

Kim Stanford is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, yoga instructor, intuitive healer and yoga studio owner located in the beautiful farming town of Winters, Ca. Kim is known for her down to earth, witty style of communication to share the ancient knowledge of yoga, Ayurveda and the energetic body systems. Knowing that this ancient knowledge can be immense and overwhelming, Kim uses humor and the occasional f-bomb to keep this science simple and relatable for day to day life.  Kim focuses on simplicity in a chaotic day and age to bring our individual and collective energetic wounds and health back into balance.

In the ‘Ayurveda Made Simple’ workshop you will learn:

  • The History of Ayurveda
  • What Exactly IS a dosha?
  • Proper Guidelines for Healthy Eating
  • Yoga & Ayurveda Connection
  • How to Keep Your Body in Balance

When Kim isn’t practicing or teaching yoga, you can find her cooking up something delicious, out with her honey working the sheep, pigs and chickens working in an ethically sustainable farming environment.